Full and Partial Dentures
If you have lost all your teeth or are on your way, dentures can replace your missing teeth and create a beautiful smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, your mouth can sag which makes you look older than you are. With dentures, you will be able to eat and speak with confidence.
There are various types of full and partial dentures. Depending on your condition and desires, we can find the right solution for you. If you are interested in a replacement denture or would like to know more about denture options, please make an appointment for a consultation.
AvaDent Digital Dentures
You expect the latest, most advanced dental procedures from Dr. Farless, and that's exactly what you get with AvaDent Digital Dentures. Only AvaDent lets you regain your youthful smile with the natural look and feel you thought you had lost forever. With AvaDent's revolutionary, digital CAD/CAM technology, we can take a digital record of your mouth and create your beautiful new smile with a precise computer fit in just two appointments. For more information, download the AvaDent brochure.
AvaDent advantages over traditional dentures:
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|Permanent digital record for duplication in case of loss or damage||Yes||No|
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
I would hide my teeth because they had yellowed over the years. Dr. Farless recommended Zoom whitening. Now my teeth are sparkling white and I love my smile again!
- Chuck, Randleman
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